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In pictures: Afghan bomb attack

Afghan bystanders and security forces at the scene of a bomb blast in Kabul

This image, taken from video footage, shows the immediate aftermath of a suicide bomb attack in the centre of the Afghan capital, Kabul.

Afghan police at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul

The bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into the gates of the Indian embassy, where people were queuing for visas at the time.

An injured Afghan man walks out of a hospital in Kabul

Officials say at least 40 people were killed and more than 140 injured in the attack that took place during the morning rush hour.

Afghan medical staff wash blood from the floor of a hospital in Kabul

The emergency services were quickly on the scene and the injured were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.

An Afghan nurse cries as she holds a wounded girl at a hospital in Kabul

The attack is one of the deadliest in Kabul, after a relatively quiet period. India strongly condemned the "cowardly terrorists' attack".

Afghan police at the site of a suicide attack in Kabul

There has been no claim of responsibility yet but the Taleban have vowed to step up attacks in the capital.

Afghan police stand alert as the wreckage of a car is removed from the scene of the blast

Police have cordoned off the area and an investigation is under way.



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